Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Published: 21 August 2018

ID: G00346712

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Mike Toussaint , Christian Canales , Bill Menezes

Summary

Trends such as network automation, use of richer analytics and the need to secure IoT endpoints are emerging as critical components in access networking solutions. I&O leaders can use this research to assess vendor hardware and software capabilities across six enterprise access networking use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Aerohive
    • ALE
    • Allied Telesis
    • ARRIS (Ruckus)
    • Cisco
    • Dell EMC
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • Fortinet
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • LANCOM Systems
    • Mist Systems
    • Mojo Networks
    • New H3C
    • Riverbed
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Wired Access
    • WLAN Access
    • Network Access/Guest Access/BYOD
    • Management and Administration
    • Additional Network Service Apps
    • Multivendor Management Support
  • Use Cases
    • Unified Wired and WLAN Access
    • Performance Stringent Applications
    • Multivendor Networking Environment
    • Remote Branch Office With Corporate HQ
    • Wired-Only Refresh/New Build
    • WLAN-Only Refresh/New Build
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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